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Corsair, G.Skill, Mushkin, and Patriot X79 Quad-Channel Memory Review

ccokeman    -   January 16, 2012
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Testing:

PCMark Vantage: With this benchmark, I will be running the system suite, as well as the memory test suite. The measurement for the system suite will be the total score. The measurement for memory performance is the total memory score.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

   

 

PCMark 7 is the latest iteration of Futuremark's popular PCMark system performance tool. This latest version is designed for use on Windows 7 PCs and features a combination of 25 different workloads to accurately measure the performance of all PCs from laptops to desktops.

  

  

Higher is Better

 

Geekbench 2.1 provides a comprehensive set of benchmarks engineered to quickly and accurately measure processor and memory performance. Designed to make benchmarks easy to run and easy to understand, Geekbench takes the guesswork out of producing robust and reliable benchmark results.

   

   

   

 

Super PI Mod 1.5: is a program designed to calculate Pi up to the 32nd millionth digit after the decimal and is used as both a benchmarking utility and simple stress test to check your overclock before moving forward with more rigorous testing. The world records for this benchmark utility are hotly contested.

   

 

At stock speeds, the higher frequency modules seem to deliver greater levels of performance. The GTX8 modules struggle in the suite scores, but come up big in the memory scoring part of the test. Mushkin and G.Skill’s modules are usually close to the top positions. The Patriot Viper Extreme modules delivered when overclocked in the PCMark 7 testing.




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look: Corsair Vengeance 16GB C9 1866MHz
  3. Closer Look: Corsair GTX8 PC3 19200 10-12-10-27
  4. Closer Look: G.Skill Ripjaws Z
  5. Closer Look: Mushkin Redline
  6. Closer Look: Patriot Division 4
  7. Specifications & Features
  8. Testing: Setup & Overclocking
  9. Testing: PCMark Vantage, PCMark 7, Geekbench, Super Pi 1.5
  10. Testing: SiSoft Sandra 2011, AIDA 64
  11. Testing: Battlefield Bad Company 2
  12. Conclusion
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